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Libya's unity govt says still seeks approval from eastern parliament
Prime Minister of Libya's unity government Fayez Seraj visits the media center at the headquarters of the prime ministerBy Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Wednesday it would continue seeking approval from the parliament based in the east of the country, despite members of the assembly voting to reject the fledgling administration. The Government of National Accord (GNA), is trying to unite a multitude of rival factions that have divided Libya since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, and getting the support of the eastern parliament is a key part of that jigsaw. The GNA urged the assembly to reconvene "after the completion of the formation of the government", an apparent reference to the pending replacement of four eastern ministers struck off the cabinet list for not taking up their posts in the capital.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, gunshots to quell protests
A protestor throws back a teargas canister at police in Harare Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, after Zimbabwe police fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality. (AP Photo)HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the capital, Harare.

Sri Lanka beats Australia, level ODI series 1-1
Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews plays a shot during the second one-day International cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at The R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on August 24, 2016Colombo (AFP) - Skipper Angelo Mathews Wednesday led from the front with his allround showing to help Sri Lanka register a comprehensive 82-run win against Australia in the second one-day international to level the series at 1-1 in Colombo.

Gunmen attack American university in Kabul, students trapped
Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of an attack in KabulGunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, with explosions and gunfire reported inside the campus where foreign staff and hundreds of students were trapped, an interior ministry official and a student said.

U.S. seeks Latin American help amid rise in Asian, African migrants
Customs and Border Patrol Protection Director for San Ysidro Sidney Aki speaks to the media during tour of the new pedestrian port of entry from Mexico to the United States in San Ysidro, CaliforniaWashington is seeking closer coordination with several Latin American countries to tackle a jump in migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East who it believes are trying to reach the United States from the south on an arduous route by plane, boat and through jungle on foot. U.S. agents deployed to an immigration facility on Mexico's southern border have vetted the more than 640 migrants from countries outside the Americas who have been detained at the center since October 2015, according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents reviewed by Reuters. The migrants often fly to Brazil, obtain fake passports there, and are smuggled to Panama before heading through Central America to Mexico's porous southern border, according to transcripts of 14 interviews conducted at the center and other internal briefing documents seen by Reuters.